Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment: Evaluation of Candidacy, Performance, and Outcomes

Second Edition

René Gifford

Details: 200 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5"x11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-128-5

© 2021

Release Date: 10/01/2019

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This updated second edition of Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment is an instrumental reference for clinicians working with cochlear implant recipients and graduate students in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. The content of the text is logically organized, and begins with necessary background information for cochlear implant candidacy and the selection process. Later chapters provide information on assessment of implant candidacy, postoperative assessment of performance over the long term, and possibilities for future research and understanding.

Though Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment contains useful information for even the most seasoned clinicians, it will serve an especially important role in the education and training of students and clinicians being introduced to cochlear implant clinical practice. Having an experienced audiologist and speech-language pathologist authoring this work unites the inter-disciplinary nature of this practice.

New to the Second Edition

  • Up-to-date research guiding candidacy and outcomes assessment—particularly relevant for cases of hearing preservation, determining bilateral CI candidacy, bimodal hearing, and assessment of the nontraditional cochlear implant candidate
  • Assessment of candidacy and postoperative outcomes for individuals with unilateral deafness
  • Assessment of non-English speaking patients
  • Role of imaging in device selection and postoperative assessment
  • Access to a PluralPlus companion website with interactive files and printable forms

René Gifford

René Gifford, PhD is an associate professor at Vanderbilt University and the Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. She is also the Director of the Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt where she carries out her NIH funded research on combined electric and acoustic stimulation (EAS). She received her undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees at Arizona State University and her M.S. at Vanderbilt University.

She completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Cochlear Implant Laboratory at Arizona State University under the direction of Michael Dorman, Ph.D.

Dr. Gifford has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles, multiple book chapters, has delivered over 100 national and international presentations. When she’s not in the lab or clinic, you will likely find her with her husband and three sons at the skate park or football field.

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